Care News https://www.careappointments.co.uk Wed, 22 Aug 2018 06:13:33 +0100 en-gb Social care has saved NHS almost £60 million in past year, according to new analysis https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44925-social-care-has-saved-nhs-almost-60-million-in-past-year-according-to-new-analysis https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44925-social-care-has-saved-nhs-almost-60-million-in-past-year-according-to-new-analysis Social care has saved NHS almost £60 million in past year, according to new analysis
Reductions in the amount of time people in need of social care spend trapped in hospitals when they are fit to be discharged has saved the NHS millions of pounds, new analysis suggests. Social care leaders have called for more money to be ploughed into the system in order to…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:13:49 +0100
Warning over mental wellbeing among carers of terminally-ill cancer patients https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44924-warning-over-mental-wellbeing-among-carers-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44924-warning-over-mental-wellbeing-among-carers-of-terminally-ill-cancer-patients Warning over mental wellbeing among carers of terminally-ill cancer patients
Poor mental wellbeing among the family carers of terminally-ill cancer patients represents a "substantial public health problem", researchers have warned. More than eight in 10 (83%) of those caring for a relative dying from cancer report clinically significant psychological distress, according to a study published in journal Palliative Medicine, compared…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 01:01:59 +0100
Chuka Umunna urges 'paradigm shift' in approach to tackling youth violence https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44922-chuka-umunna-urges-paradigm-shift-in-approach-to-tackling-youth-violence https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44922-chuka-umunna-urges-paradigm-shift-in-approach-to-tackling-youth-violence Chuka Umunna urges 'paradigm shift' in approach to tackling youth violence
Politicians from all sides have failed to deal with rising levels of youth violence, Labour's Chuka Umunna has claimed, as he called for knife crime to be treated like a disease. The Streatham MP said he believed a public health model - which he said had been used "very successfully"…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:51:00 +0100
New codes of practice proposed for police treatment of female detainees https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44921-new-codes-of-practice-proposed-for-police-treatment-of-female-detainees https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44921-new-codes-of-practice-proposed-for-police-treatment-of-female-detainees New codes of practice proposed for police treatment of female detainees
The Home Office has unveiled proposed new rules for police on treatment of female detainees after warnings forces were failing to meet required standards. Ministers are consulting on plans to bolster codes of practice to ensure menstruating women in custody are treated with dignity. Earlier this year a watchdog suggested…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:10:23 +0100
Pioneering stroke treatment saves heavily pregnant woman's life https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44923-pioneering-stroke-treatment-saves-heavily-pregnant-woman-s-life https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44923-pioneering-stroke-treatment-saves-heavily-pregnant-woman-s-life Pioneering stroke treatment saves heavily pregnant woman's life
A heavily pregnant woman's life was saved when a blood clot was removed from her brain within three hours of her suffering a stroke using a pioneering procedure. Jana Smith, 29, is only the third pregnant woman in the UK to undergo the method of physically removing the clot using…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:03:43 +0100
Oxfam 'extremely grateful' as businessman killed in seaplane crash leaves charity £41M https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44920-oxfam-extremely-grateful-as-businessman-killed-in-seaplane-crash-leaves-charity-41m https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44920-oxfam-extremely-grateful-as-businessman-killed-in-seaplane-crash-leaves-charity-41m Oxfam 'extremely grateful' as businessman killed in seaplane crash leaves charity £41M
A British businessman who died alongside his family in a seaplane crash has left a reported £41 million fortune to scandal-hit charity Oxfam. The organisation said on Tuesday it was "extremely grateful" for the bequest from Richard Cousins (pictured), who died alongside his fiancee, his two sons and her daughter…
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England Wed, 22 Aug 2018 00:03:35 +0100
Review identifies 164 members of Windrush generation wrongly removed or detained https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44919-review-identifies-164-members-of-windrush-generation-wrongly-removed-or-detained https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44919-review-identifies-164-members-of-windrush-generation-wrongly-removed-or-detained Review identifies 164 members of Windrush generation wrongly removed or detained
As many as 164 members of the Windrush generation may have been wrongly removed, detained or stopped at the border, an official review suggests. The number includes 18 long-term UK residents who are to receive a formal apology from the Home Secretary after analysis by his department uncovered evidence suggesting…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:58:44 +0100
Leaked NHS letter reveals medication concern of chaotic no-deal Brexit https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44918-leaked-nhs-letter-reveals-medication-concern-of-chaotic-no-deal-brexit https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44918-leaked-nhs-letter-reveals-medication-concern-of-chaotic-no-deal-brexit Leaked NHS letter reveals medication concern of chaotic no-deal Brexit
Hospitals face running out of drugs in a chaotic no-deal Brexit, the group that represents NHS hospital and ambulance service has privately warned. Poor co-ordination by ministers and health service bosses means there has been a failure to prepare for the UK to be left without a Brexit deal, a…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:17:41 +0100
Majority of hospitals in England now using NHS e-Referral Service, new data reveals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44917-majority-of-hospitals-in-england-now-using-nhs-e-referral-service-new-data-reveals https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44917-majority-of-hospitals-in-england-now-using-nhs-e-referral-service-new-data-reveals Majority of hospitals in England now using NHS e-Referral Service, new data reveals
The majority of hospitals across England have stopped receiving paper referrals for patients in need of outpatient appointments, new data shows. NHS Digital said that 88% of trusts are receiving referrals for first outpatient appointments through the NHS e-Referral Service. The NHS in England has been challenged to switch to…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:12:33 +0100
Ambulance crews urge disgruntled residents to stop leaving rude notes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44916-ambulance-crews-urge-disgruntled-residents-to-stop-leaving-rude-notes https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44916-ambulance-crews-urge-disgruntled-residents-to-stop-leaving-rude-notes Ambulance crews urge disgruntled residents to stop leaving rude notes
Ambulance crews have pleaded with disgruntled residents not leave rude notes on their vehicles as it "upsets" staff. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said they responded to a genuine emergency in Leicester, during which a note was put on the windscreen. The handwritten note said the ambulance had been blocking…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:10:13 +0100
Vaccine to treat Alzheimer's patients progresses to next stage of trials https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44915-vaccine-to-treat-alzheimer-s-patients-progresses-to-next-stage-of-trials https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44915-vaccine-to-treat-alzheimer-s-patients-progresses-to-next-stage-of-trials Vaccine to treat Alzheimer's patients progresses to next stage of trials
A vaccine which could be used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease has reached the next stage of clinical trials. ACI-24, developed by Swiss-based pharmaceutical company AC Immune, will be tested among patients with a mild or moderate form of the condition. Charity Alzheimer's Research UK said the vaccine represents…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:05:48 +0100
UK charities raise £28 million to support Rohingya refugees stranded in Bangladesh https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44914-uk-charities-raise-28-million-to-support-rohingya-refugees-stranded-in-bangladesh https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44914-uk-charities-raise-28-million-to-support-rohingya-refugees-stranded-in-bangladesh UK charities raise £28 million to support Rohingya refugees stranded in Bangladesh
Charities have raised £28 million for Rohingya refugees stranded in Bangladesh within the first year of the most recent exodus. In 12 months, an already-substantial refugee settlement in southern Bangladesh has become home to 700,000 more Rohingya fleeing neighbouring Burma amid reports of extreme violence. The Kutupalong-Balukhali expansion site, informally…
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England Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:03:40 +0100
Learning zone tickets for national social care conference in Cardiff now available https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/44913-learning-zone-tickets-for-national-social-care-conference-in-cardiff-now-available https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/wales/item/44913-learning-zone-tickets-for-national-social-care-conference-in-cardiff-now-available Learning zone tickets for national social care conference in Cardiff now available
Social Care Wales has announced tickets are now available for the learning zone sessions at Wales’s first National Social Care Conference, which takes place on 11-13 September 2018 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. The learning zone, which is running in parallel to the main…
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Wales Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:45:32 +0100
NISCC launch Learning Zone offering range of online tools to support career progression https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/44912-niscc-launch-learning-zone-offering-range-of-online-tools-to-support-career-progression https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/northern-ireland/item/44912-niscc-launch-learning-zone-offering-range-of-online-tools-to-support-career-progression NISCC launch Learning Zone offering range of online tools to support career progression
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) has launched the Learning Zone to provide its registrants with a range of free online learning tools and information guides to support their career progression. The Learning Zone resource has been developed to support the on-going learning and development of Social Workers, Social…
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Northern Ireland Mon, 20 Aug 2018 22:35:29 +0100
Research reveals 'nearest relative' law in cases of enforced mental health detainment flawed https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44910-research-reveals-nearest-relative-law-in-cases-of-enforced-mental-health-detainment-flawed https://www.careappointments.co.uk/care-news/england/item/44910-research-reveals-nearest-relative-law-in-cases-of-enforced-mental-health-detainment-flawed Research reveals 'nearest relative' law in cases of enforced mental health detainment flawed
The current law on involving and informing the relatives or carers of people detained against their will on mental health grounds is not working well, according to new research. A team from the University of Exeter reviewed research about patient, carer and professional experiences of the "nearest relative" provisions in…
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England Mon, 20 Aug 2018 09:54:35 +0100